Waspair of Surrey, England


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Waspair of Surrey, England

This related topics menu links to material in the main hang gliding pages. The links here are in chronological order.

Painting of an early hang glider
The Wasp Nova of 1975 (painting)

Related

Miles Wings Gulp and Gryphon (Waspair took over production of later variants of the Gryphon)

External links

Gryphon 3 in flight video: Mere 1978 BHGA Hang Glider Competition Event (at Mere in Wiltshire) on YouTube starting at 1 minute 43 seconds

Falcon 3: Photo by Roger Middleton of a Waspair Falcon 3 flown by Roger Black

Nova: Photo of the Wasp Nova in flight on the British Hang Gliding History Facebook page. (As of this writing, the year is given as 1974, but I am certain it was in 1975.)

Photo by Don Liddard of several gliders in the the landing field at the British championship competition at Mere, Wiltshire, in August 1975, in which you can compare the shape of the Wasp Nova with that of the UP Dragonfly

Sting: Photo by Roger Middleton of a Wasp Sting, a refined Rogallo of late 1975. The photo illustrates that, even without the addition of battens, fixed tips, or deflexor systems, improvements were possible. The Wasp Sting (not to be confused with the later Airborne Sting) nevertheless embodied contemporary refinements in materials and design.

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